Vestment (For a Second-degree Taoist Priest)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 's' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; edge bands and center back: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper, and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and knot stitches; laid work and couching; inner collar and closures: silk, weft-float faced 1:7 satin weave; collar patches: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with ramie, plain weave; lining fragments: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 's' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; edge bands and center back: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper, and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and knot stitches; laid work and couching; inner collar and closures: silk, weft-float faced 1:7 satin weave; collar patches: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with ramie, plain weave; lining fragments: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1801/50

Artist:

Han-Chinese
China

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Artist

Han-Chinese

Title

Vestment (For a Second-degree Taoist Priest)

Origin

China

Date

1801–1850

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'S' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; edge bands and center back: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper, and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and knot stitches; laid work and couching; inner collar and closures: silk, weft-float faced 1:7 satin weave; collar patches: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with ramie, plain weave; lining fragments: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave

Dimensions

143.5 × 189.5 cm (56 1/2 × 74 5/8 in.) Repeat: 36.8 × 7.3 cm (14 1/2 × 2 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William J. Calhoun

Reference Number

1937.796

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